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Jun 13th, 2010
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Site 41 opponents might soon have to get on with their other lives. When Simcoe County council acquiesced to overwhelming public pressure and abandoned its plans for the Tiny Township landfill last summer, the writing was on the wall. Now county council will consider asking Ontario’s Environmen...
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Jun 13th, 2010
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By Douglas Glynn Midland Free Press May 13 2010The town has collected water samples from private wells within an 800 meter radius of the Sundowner well to test for Trichloroethylene (TCE) and Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). The tests were ordered after TCE was discovered following a second test of ...
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Jun 13th, 2010
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News release from Site 41 group – May 12 2010Members of Simcoe County’s corporate services committee voted unanimously today to ask the Ontario Ministry of the Environment to revoke the Certificate of Approval for Site 41. The motion, which has to be ratified by County Council at its May 25 mee...
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Jun 13th, 2010
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News release – May 15 2010- Gord McKay visited the Midland Town offices at 2:00 pm today to file papers for his run for Mayor. “Midland is a wonderful place with a proud heritage. Midland also faces a number of challenges that are going to require new leadership and new energy. I am asking the ...
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New release forom Site 41 group – APRIL 19 2010 – According to the Toronto Star, Simcoe Grey MP Helena Guergis said she wrote a letter last September to Simcoe County Council on behalf of an energy-from-waste company at a time “Simcoe County was debating whether to open a new landfill sit...
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Jun 13th, 2010
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Letter to Bradford Times March 12 2010 I read with interest the perspective on Dump Site 41 put forward by Deputy Mayor Roughley and Mayor White. Deputy Mayor Roughley is correct in pointing out that Site 41 was selected before the County took over in 1990 and that the MOE agreed it was a good [&hell...
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By Douglas Glynn Barrie Examiner May 13 2010Simcoe County’s corporate services committee voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend to county council that the Ontario Ministry of the Environment be asked to revoke the certificate of approval for landfill Site 41. If county council supports the reco...
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Letter to Springwater News January 21 2010 I follow with interest the developments at the County of Simcoe as it relates to its Waste Management Strategy.I am very suspicious in the fact that an outside agency Stantec is to develop a Strategy for Waste Management for the County rather than the senior...
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Barrie Examiner – May 7 2010 Incumbent Deputy Mayor Ralph Hough will have some competition for his job in Oro-Medonte Township in the upcoming election. But the veteran municipal politician is used to competition, which he said is “healthy.” “It’s no big deal. I’ve...
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By WES KELLER Orangeville Citizen May 6 2010Shelburne council is conditionally committed to sending the town’s household solid waste to the proposed gasification facility at Dufferin EcoEnergy Park (DEEP), but it’s difficult to know whether the council would favour a total takeover of waste managemen...